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Windies vs Afghanistan - Super Sixes Match 1

Series: WC Qualifiers, 2018
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Date: 15 March 2018

Afghanistan 198/7 (47.4 Ovs) RR: 4.15 | Afghanistan won by 3 wkts

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Phew, tense finish there at the end with so much on the line. Afghanistan can breathe easy for now but there's still so much work to do. The Super Six stage will continue tomorrow as Zimbabwe take on Ireland. Expect a good crowd. That's it for now. On behalf of Akshay Maanay, Raju Peethala and our scorer Reddy, this is Sagar Chawla saying goodbye!

Holder, Windies captain: Just a little cramp. Credit to Afghanistan, they played a better cricket game and we let ourselves down. 230 was probably par here. Let ourselves down in the fielding. We had laid a pretty good foundation, had wickets in hand and were ready to launch but it didn't come off today. Their bowlers kept things very tight. Have to regroup and come back against Zimbabwe.

Rashid, Afghanistan captain: Feeling really happy. Didn't play well in the first round. Feels nice to finish off the game today. Today the boys did their job. Bowling was really good. Restricting them under 200 is a big achievement. There were nerves in the chase because we had lost such games previously. Wanted to keep playing till the end. Anything can happen, it's cricket. We want to win all the matches and see what happens. Hope for the best.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Man of the Match: First I would like to congratulate the entire nation on this victory. I am used to bowling with the new ball, so I enjoy it. I don't have any problem with the new ball, I bowl with a new ball in the nets and it helps when I open the attack in the match. I am very happy that the entire team supports me, especially Nabi and Rashid, who give me the confidence when bowling.

16:42 Local Time, 14:42 GMT, 20:12 IST: Afghanistan live to dream another day. They would have been all but out of the WC if they had lost this. It wasn't easy, given how they had botched similar run-chases in the Group Stage. There must have been jitters after they lost Rahmat Shah, who was the backbone of their innings right through. But unlike against Zimbabwe, today the lower-order pulled enough weight to get them over the line. This is no mean feat to beat the Windies, who had come off four consecutive victories previously, and who are still in a strong position despite this defeat. Hang around for the presentations.

47.4
4
Keemo Paul to Sharafuddin Ashraf, FOUR, drills this low full toss through the covers to seal it for Afghanistan. There's the victory cry from Ashraf. Cry of victory and relief. Afghanistan are still afloat
47.3
2
Keemo Paul to Sharafuddin Ashraf, 2 runs, short ball into the body, pulled away limply but effectively in front of deep backward square. They hustle back for two
47.2
0
Keemo Paul to Sharafuddin Ashraf, no run, full toss at the stumps, defended
47.1
0
Keemo Paul to Sharafuddin Ashraf, no run, goodness me, nearly floored Ashraf there with this cracking yorker. Ashraf somehow rushes his bat down to keep it out

Keemo Paul [8.0-1-23-2] is back into the attack

46.6
1
Holder to Sharafuddin Ashraf, 1 run, 119kph, full ball outside off, Ashraf drives to sweeper cover
46.5
0
Holder to Sharafuddin Ashraf, no run, good slower ball outside off, Ashraf plays inside the line of it thinking it will grip the pitch, but it doesn't
46.5
1
Holder to Sharafuddin Ashraf, wide, short ball outside off, given wide. Holder can't believe the decision, has his hands on the knees
46.4
0
Holder to Sharafuddin Ashraf, no run, good length ball outside off, left alone

Sharafuddin Ashraf, left handed bat, comes to the crease

46.3
0
Holder to Naib, out Caught by Rovman Powell!! Another chance for Powell, who hangs onto it this time. Can Windies still pull it off? Pretty needless shot from Naib who tries to go for the big hit, but doesn't quite make the requisite contact and holes out at long-on. Naib c Rovman Powell b Holder 10(14) [4s-1]

Holder to Naib, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Oh dear, Carlos Brathwaite is beside himself with rage. He slaps the turf hard, so much that the sunglasses fly off his cap

46.2
1
Holder to Rashid Khan, 1 run, clipped away through square leg
46.1
0
Holder to Rashid Khan, no run, defended into the off-side
45.6
0
Brathwaite to Naib, no run, punched back to Brathwaite who pretends to throw giving way to some histrionics from Naib
45.5
3
Brathwaite to Rashid Khan, 3 runs, excellent timing on this as Rashid punches the slower ball past backward point. Superbly flicked inside the ropes by Powell, but nothing he does now will redeem that drop
45.4
4
Brathwaite to Rashid Khan, FOUR, Brathwaite slumps to his haunches in dismay as he sees Powell put down the catch. The ball slips away into the boundary to make it worse. This short ball was ramped up by Rashid, hung in the air for a long time allowing Powell enough time to run across from third man. He got there comfortably in the end, but his momentum meant that he wasn't balanced
45.3
2
Brathwaite to Rashid Khan, 2 runs, good length ball slanted in on middle, Rashid closes the bat-face on it and clips it crisply through mid-wicket
45.2
1
Brathwaite to Naib, 1 run, goes back in the crease to punch down to long-on
45.1
1
Brathwaite to Rashid Khan, 1 run, low full toss on off, eased down to long-on

Carlos Brathwaite [8.0-0-28-0] is back into the attack

44.6
0
Holder to Naib, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, punched back to Holder
44.5
4
Holder to Naib, FOUR, swivels across nicely and whacks the pull away behind square. It's raced to the fence right off the middle. Lots of clapping in the Afghanistan camp
44.4
0
Holder to Naib, no run, hangs back to a length ball and defends back down the pitch
44.3
1
Holder to Rashid Khan, 1 run, short of length leg-cutter on off, Rashid runs it down to third man
44.2
0
Holder to Rashid Khan, no run, banged in short, surprises Rashid who hurries underneath it

Holder is down with cramp, needs the physio's help to loosen up. All set now after a couple of minutes delay

44.1
3
Holder to Naib, 3 runs, awful from Bishoo, who misfields at cover and gives away three runs when there shouldn't have been any. Dipping full toss outside off, Naib stretched out and laced it to the fielder. No great power behind it either, so Bishoo can't have any excuses

Jason Holder [8.0-0-28-2] is back into the attack

43.6
0
Keemo Paul to Rashid Khan, no run, slower ball outside off, punched to the left of Samuels who fumbles but they decide not to risk the single
43.5
0
Keemo Paul to Rashid Khan, no run, short of length delivery outside off, Rashid belatedly decides to go for the upper-cut but the ball is well past him by then
43.4
1
Keemo Paul to Naib, 1 run, short of length delivery just outside off, fended behind backward point
43.3
1
Keemo Paul to Rashid Khan, 1 run, full ball outside off, smeared to deep point

Rashid Khan, right handed bat, comes to the crease

43.2
0
Keemo Paul to Najibullah, out Caught by Nikita Miller!! Oh dear, Najibullah has upper-cut this straight into the hands of third man. He can't believe what he's done, nor can the Afghanistan dressing room. It was a short of length delivery outside off, Najibullah probably was aiming to get it much squarer, but it wasn't to be. Najibullah c Nikita Miller b Keemo Paul 19(26) [4s-1 6s-1]

Keemo Paul to Najibullah, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

43.1
0
Keemo Paul to Najibullah, no run, yorker length delivery just outside off, squeezed to backward point

Keemo Paul [7.0-1-21-1] is back into the attack

42.6
0
Nurse to Naib, no run, turned into the on-side
42.5
1
Nurse to Najibullah, 1 run, pushed down to long-on
42.4
2
Nurse to Najibullah, 2 runs, fired in at the pads, Najibullah works it through square leg, places it in the gap and rushes back for the second
42.3
4
Nurse to Najibullah, FOUR, gets the reverse-sweep out and pulls it off! Massive last couple of balls. Should take the pressure off Afghanistan now. He had to fetch it from outside leg actually, making this an even better shot
42.2
6
Nurse to Najibullah, SIX, gives the charge and smokes it down the ground. Came right to the pitch of it, gave himself enough swinging room and drilled it powerfully
42.1
0
Nurse to Najibullah, no run, sliding in on leg, swept to short fine leg
41.6
0
Brathwaite to Naib, no run, another good stop by Nurse at short mid-wicket, denying Naib's pull from going past him
41.5
0
Brathwaite to Naib, no run, slanted in full at the stumps, flicked wide of short mid-wicket who is alert enough to not allow a single through
41.4
0
Brathwaite to Naib, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, punched to short cover
41.3
0
Brathwaite to Naib, no run, short of length delivery, jabbed to short mid-wicket
41.2
1
Brathwaite to Najibullah, 1 run, slower ball drifting in on leg, glanced down to fine leg
41.1
0
Brathwaite to Najibullah, no run, back of a length off-cutter just outside off, steered to backward point

Carlos Brathwaite [7.0-0-27-0] is back into the attack

40.6
1
Nurse to Najibullah, 1 run, pushed to long-off
40.5
0
Nurse to Najibullah, no run, punched back down the ground, Nurse dives and parries it to short cover
40.4
1
Nurse to Naib, 1 run, pushed down the ground to long-off

Gulbadin Naib, right handed bat, comes to the crease

40.3
0
Nurse to Rahmat, out Caught by Keemo Paul!! Both Rahmat and Nurse are standing motionless, one in agony and the other in delight. Rahmat Shah has thrown it away here. He stepped back to a slightly short delivery and cut it straight into the hands of backward point. Afghanistan must be having flashbacks of that Zimbabwe game, where Rahmat couldn't get them over the line. Will the lower order stand up today? Rahmat c Keemo Paul b Nurse 68(109) [4s-5 6s-1]

Nurse to Rahmat, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

40.2
1
Nurse to Najibullah, 1 run, hangs back to a full one and slaps it through to sweeper cover. Good thing he did here was to stay leg-side of it
40.1
1
Nurse to Rahmat, 1 run, loops it up, lands pretty full at the stumps. Whipped down to long-on
39.6
0
Nikita Miller to Najibullah, no run, turned to short mid-wicket
39.5
1
Nikita Miller to Rahmat, 1 run, uses his feet and works it down to long-on
39.4
0
Nikita Miller to Rahmat, no run, drifting in on middle, pushed back down the pitch
39.3
6
Nikita Miller to Rahmat, SIX, what beautiful timing from Rahmat. Lovely shot. Just an extension of an inside-out drive after dancing down the pitch, absolutely creams it over wide long-off
39.2
1
Nikita Miller to Najibullah, 1 run, ooh, he was left reaching for that. Stepped out of the crease for the slog, but Miller bowled this wide of off. Najibullah ends up dragging off the inside-half through mid-wicket
39.1
1
Nikita Miller to Rahmat, 1 run, floated up on off, Rahmat pushes to long-off

Nikita Miller [8.0-0-32-1] is back into the attack

38.6
0
Nurse to Najibullah, no run, 95kph, flat and short outside off, Najibullah makes room and cuts well but he finds the fielder at point
38.5
0
Nurse to Najibullah, no run, went a bit too hard on the drive, mistimes it to short cover
38.4
0
Nurse to Najibullah, no run, sliding in on leg, glanced to the left of backward square who makes a diving stop
38.3
1
Nurse to Rahmat, 1 run, pushes it down to long-off
38.2
0
Nurse to Rahmat, no run, played back to the bowler
38.1
4
Nurse to Rahmat, FOUR, no one in the deep there, as Rahmat sweeps the ball through backward square. Because Nurse is so straight with his line, the Windies are inviting Rahmat to play this shot. Can't afford to miss it
37.6
0
Holder to Najibullah, no run, back of a length delivery angled in from round the wicket, Najibullah pats it to point
37.5
1
Holder to Rahmat, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off, dabbed down to third man
37.4
0
Holder to Rahmat, no run, this off-cutter grips the pitch and catches Rahmat on the inside-edge as he presses forward in defence
37.3
1
Holder to Najibullah, 1 run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, nudged wide of mid-wicket
37.2
0
Holder to Najibullah, no run, short of length delivery in line with middle, Najibullah hops away towards leg while fending it off
37.1
0
Holder to Najibullah, no run, throws his bat at a wide one sans any feet, makes no contact
36.6
1
Nurse to Najibullah, 1 run, slanted in at the pads, Najibullah works it behind square for a quick single
36.5
0
Nurse to Najibullah, no run, sliding on with the arm at 91kph, hits Najibullah on the pad. But it would've gone down leg
36.4
0
Nurse to Najibullah, no run, quick to pick the length, camps back and cuts crisply but finds point
36.3
0
Nurse to Najibullah, no run, fires it full at the stumps from round the wicket, Najibullah squeezes it out
36.2
0
Nurse to Najibullah, no run, pushed back to the bowler

Slip in for the new man

36.1
1
Nurse to Rahmat, 1 run, pushed through on leg, Rahmat works it behind square

Najibullah Zadran, left handed bat, comes to the crease

35.6
0
Holder to Nabi, out Caught by Hetmyer!! Brilliant catch in the deep to break the partnership. Short of length delivery, probably an off-pace one, which stood up nicely for Nabi for the pull. He slapped it hard and flat, it was dying in front of deep square leg so Hetmyer had to dive forward to take it. Made it look really easy. Windies are not out of this yet. Nabi took a while to get himself off the field. They'll take drinks as well. Nabi c Hetmyer b Holder 31(54) [4s-2]

Holder to Nabi, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

35.5
0
Holder to Nabi, no run, good length ball just outside off, defended
35.4
1
Holder to Rahmat, 1 run, clipped off the pads wide of backward square where Nurse makes a brilliant diving stop. He doesn't stop at that as he turns around and shies at the stumps while on the ground. Nabi was quick though, would have made it in
35.3
0
Holder to Rahmat, no run, slower off-cutter on off and middle, takes a thick inside-edge towards backward square leg
35.2
1
Holder to Nabi, 1 run, back of a length delivery at the hips, Nabi hops back on one leg and whips the short-arm pull to fine leg
35.1
0
Holder to Nabi, no run, back of a length delivery on leg, clipped wide of backward square who makes a sliding stop

Jason Holder [6.0-0-24-1] is back into the attack

Holder from round the wicket

34.6
1
Nurse to Nabi, 1 run, pushed down the ground to long-off
34.5
0
Nurse to Nabi, no run, defended into the off-side
34.4
2
Nurse to Nabi, 2 runs, massive effort from Chris Gayle at short fine leg, diving across with his right hand fully stretched to make a half-stop. Nabi had swept this pretty fine from middle-stump, would have run away if not for Gayle's intervention
34.3
1
Nurse to Rahmat, 1 run, good stride forward to push down to long-off
34.2
0
Nurse to Rahmat, no run, under-cuts it on a back of length just outside off, Rahmat defends off the back foot
34.1
0
Nurse to Rahmat, no run, turning down leg, clipped to short fine leg
33.6
1
Rovman Powell to Rahmat, 1 run, languid punch off the back foot through the covers, brings up his fifty. He's played the situation very well, pacing his innings as required
33.5
1
Rovman Powell to Nabi, 1 run, back of a length slower ball, punched to long-on
33.4
1
Rovman Powell to Rahmat, 1 run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, clipped through square leg
33.3
1
Rovman Powell to Nabi, 1 run, good length ball around off, Powell leg-cutting his fingers across the side of the ball. Nabi pushes down to long-on
33.2
1
Rovman Powell to Rahmat, 1 run, cut away through the point region
33.1
0
Rovman Powell to Rahmat, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, stabbed back towards the bowler
32.6
1
Nurse to Rahmat, 1 run, floated up outside off, Rahmat lunges across and drives down to deep cover
32.5
2
Nurse to Rahmat, 2 runs, saunters down the pitch and whip-flicks it over mid-wicket, gets back for two comfortably
32.4
0
Nurse to Rahmat, no run, flat outside off, blunted from the crease
32.3
0
Nurse to Rahmat, no run, 86ks just outside off, blocked
32.2
1
Nurse to Nabi, 1 run, eased down to long-on
32.1
0
Nurse to Nabi, no run, quicker outside off, Nabi plays a delayed cut to backward point
31.6
0
Rovman Powell to Rahmat, no run, dropped! Full on off, Rahmat drives off the toe-end and it went low to the right of Rovman Powell who could only manage a tiny bit of fingertip on that. The ball deflects to hit the stumps, but Nabi was well in
31.5
0
Rovman Powell to Rahmat, no run, walks across and pushes the ball to mid-on
31.4
0
Rovman Powell to Rahmat, no run, offuctter outside off, Rahmat pushes off the inside half back to the bowler
31.3
0
Rovman Powell to Rahmat, no run, allows the ball to dart in and presents a straight bat in response
31.2
1
Rovman Powell to Nabi, 1 run, slower delivery, the length though enables a drive, Nabi places it down to long-on
31.1
0
Rovman Powell to Nabi, no run, back of a length drifting into the pads, Nabi misses the flick, struck high on the pads

Rovman Powell, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

30.6
0
Nurse to Rahmat, no run, steps out of his crease and mistimes the drive back to the bowler
30.5
0
Nurse to Rahmat, no run, strides forward and drives to cover
30.4
1
Nurse to Nabi, 1 run, forces a punch to the left of short mid-wicket
30.3
1
Nurse to Rahmat, 1 run, tucked away to deep square
30.2
1
Nurse to Nabi, 1 run, walks across his off-stump, gets inside the line of the delivery and helps it with the spin behind square
30.1
0
Nurse to Nabi, no run, shimmies down the pitch and drives this flat delivery back to the bowler
29.6
0
Brathwaite to Rahmat, no run, yorker speared in the blockhole, dug out back to the bowler
29.5
0
Brathwaite to Rahmat, no run, gets across and defends a good length delivery into the leg-side
29.4
1
Brathwaite to Nabi, 1 run, dug in short, Nabi swivels and pulls to the right of deep square
29.3
0
Brathwaite to Nabi, no run, angles his bat and dabs this to backward point
29.2
0
Brathwaite to Nabi, no run, fuller on middle, driven to mid-on
29.1
4
Brathwaite to Nabi, FOUR, genuine edge runs down to the boundary! Nabi went fishing at this outside off teaser and the edge flies wide of the keeper

Carlos Brathwaite [6.0-0-22-0] is back into the attack

Rahmat Shah seems to be having some cramps. He is being treated by the physio

28.6
0
Nurse to Rahmat, no run, comes down the track and flicks straight to the man at mid-wicket
28.5
1
Nurse to Nabi, 1 run, punches this quicker delivery to long-off
28.4
0
Nurse to Nabi, no run, nurdled into the leg-side
28.3
0
Nurse to Nabi, no run, blocked from the crease
28.2
1
Nurse to Rahmat, 1 run, top-edge and it lands safely! Rahmat miscues the sweep, Carlos Brathwaite at mid-on runs back desperately...but it lands way far off his right shoulder
28.1
0
Nurse to Rahmat, no run, gets forward and blocks it back to the bowler
27.6
0
Keemo Paul to Nabi, no run, short again, Nabi gets on his heels and negates the ball into the on-side
27.5
0
Keemo Paul to Nabi, no run, short ball zooming into the ribcage, Nabi can't lay bat on the tickle, cops a blow around his chest
27.4
0
Keemo Paul to Nabi, no run, jumps inside his crease and drops the ball dead near his feet
27.3
0
Keemo Paul to Nabi, no run, pounds it short outside off, Nabi lets it go
27.2
1
Keemo Paul to Rahmat, 1 run, short, angling down leg, Rahmat gets inside the line and helps the pull to fine leg
27.1
0
Keemo Paul to Rahmat, no run, cross-seamer sliding in towards off and middle, driven off the toe-end back to the bowler
26.6
0
Nurse to Nabi, no run, nudges this offbreak to mid-wicket
26.5
1
Nurse to Rahmat, 1 run, nicely pushed down to long-on
26.4
0
Nurse to Rahmat, no run, chips out of his crease and forces the punch-drive back towards the bowler
26.3
1
Nurse to Nabi, 1 run, driven along the ground to long-on
26.2
0
Nurse to Nabi, no run, worked away with the spin to short mid-wicket
26.1
0
Nurse to Nabi, no run, no real spin, blunted back down the pitch

Ashley Nurse, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

25.6
1
Keemo Paul to Nabi, 1 run, gets across and helps this length ball behind square leg
25.5
0
Keemo Paul to Nabi, no run, pushes this full delivery towards cover
25.4
0
Keemo Paul to Nabi, no run, Shai Hope drops a straightforward catch. Keemo Paul isn't amused. Just turns his back and strolls to his bowling mark. It was short and wide, Nabi slashed sans any feet and the edge looped up straight to Hope who couldn't cling on. The easiest of easy chances I must say
25.4
1
Keemo Paul to Nabi, wide, alters pace and slips it down leg
25.3
4
Keemo Paul to Nabi, FOUR, half-volley outside off and Nabi has blazed that through extra cover. Leans forward and times the pants of it
25.3
1
Keemo Paul to Nabi, wide, short ball, too high, wided
25.2
0
Keemo Paul to Nabi, no run, jumps across his off-stump and pokes into the off-side
25.1
0
Keemo Paul to Nabi, no run, direct hit would have been curtains for Rahmat Shah. Again. The second time this happened in three overs. Short ball at the body, Nabi tickled it to square leg and was in no mood to run a single. His partner though had other ideas, kept charging and had to change his gears after a yelling response from Nabi. The fielder aims and misses at the bowler's end

Keemo Paul [5.0-1-13-1] is back into the attack

24.6
1
Nikita Miller to Nabi, 1 run, gets into an awkward position as he shuffles across, but manages to flick his wrists to manoeuvre a couple of runs through mid-wicket
24.5
1
Nikita Miller to Rahmat, 1 run, skates down the pitch and milks it down to long-off for an easy single
24.4
1
Nikita Miller to Nabi, 1 run, backs away a touch and punches past the man at cover
24.3
0
Nikita Miller to Nabi, no run, full on middle, driven back to the bowler
24.2
0
Nikita Miller to Nabi, no run, nudged off the inside half to square leg
24.1
0
Nikita Miller to Nabi, no run, floated up full outside off, chips the drive back to the bowler
23.6
1
Holder to Nabi, 1 run, direct hit and Rahmat Shah was gone! Nabi tucked this to square leg and ran off in search of a non-existent single, the fielder shies and misses. Would have been out by a long way
23.5
0
Holder to Nabi, no run, negotiated into the on-side from the crease
23.4
1
Holder to Rahmat, leg byes, 1 run, on a length and slanting in towards middle, Rahmat fails to get bat on the glance, runs down to fine leg off the pads
23.3
0
Holder to Rahmat, no run, rises on his toes, offers a dead blade, the ball kisses the inside half and rolls into the leg-side
23.2
0
Holder to Rahmat, no run, hops and taps the ball with an open bat face to backward point
23.1
0
Holder to Rahmat, no run, 123ks, swerves it full around middle, Rahmat jams it into the pitch

Jason Holder [5.0-0-23-1] is back into the attack

22.6
2
Nikita Miller to Nabi, 2 runs, drifts this down leg, Nabi flicks it past mid-wicket and gets back for an easy second
22.5
0
Nikita Miller to Nabi, no run, forward and blocked
22.4
1
Nikita Miller to Rahmat, 1 run, flicked away past a diving short mid-wicket to his left
22.3
0
Nikita Miller to Rahmat, no run, strides forward and pushes the ball to cover
22.2
0
Nikita Miller to Rahmat, no run, jumps down the pitch and drives to the left of the bowler who fields in his followthrough
22.1
0
Nikita Miller to Rahmat, no run, fired in with the arm, Rahmat inside-edges the flick onto his boot
21.6
0
Brathwaite to Nabi, no run, content with a punch to backward point
21.5
0
Brathwaite to Nabi, no run, opens the bat face and blocks firmly into the off-side
21.4
1
Brathwaite to Rahmat, 1 run, is hurried on the pull, gets it off the splice over a leaping square leg
21.3
1
Brathwaite to Nabi, 1 run, edge falls short of slip. Goes with hard hands on seeing the width, but the ball didn't rise as much and dropped short of lone slip
21.2
0
Brathwaite to Nabi, no run, similar channels and en eerily similar response from Nabi
21.1
0
Brathwaite to Nabi, no run, opens his bat face and taps this back of a length delivery to backward point
20.6
1
Nikita Miller to Nabi, 1 run, loops it up full outside off, Nabi lifts the drive down to long-off
20.5
0
Nikita Miller to Nabi, no run, quicker outside off, punched to backward point
20.4
2
Nikita Miller to Nabi, 2 runs, soft outside edge, pokes hard and the edge runs wide of slip. Off the mark with a couple of runs

Mohammad Nabi, right handed bat, comes to the crease

20.3
0
Nikita Miller to Shenwari, out Caught by Gayle!! The big man holds onto one, finally; on the third attempt to be precise. Excellent bowling from Nikita Miller. Persisted with that luring channel and drew Shenwari forward to graze the edge on the forward push. A regulation catch for the lone slip Gayle, but he reacts late, tumbles and locks his palms on the third attempt. Shenwari c Gayle b Nikita Miller 27(51) [4s-2]

Nikita Miller to Shenwari, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

20.2
2
Nikita Miller to Shenwari, 2 runs, too full on middle, flicked away through mid-wicket for a couple of runs
20.1
0
Nikita Miller to Shenwari, no run, fuller on middle, smothered to square leg
19.6
0
Brathwaite to Rahmat, no run, driven off the inside half back towards the bowler
19.5
0
Brathwaite to Rahmat, no run, mild appeal for lbw, but height's a concern there. Went wide of the crease and slanted it in on a good length, Rahmat played down the wrong line and was struck well above the knee roll
19.4
1
Brathwaite to Shenwari, 1 run, driven straight to cover, Gayle misfields to enable a single, through his fingers
19.3
4
Brathwaite to Shenwari, byes, FOUR, digs it short, but the ball just didn't rise, it barely kicks up above the stumps and what's worse? Loses direction and slips past Shai Hope's dive
19.2
0
Brathwaite to Shenwari, no run, tucks himself into a forward push, can't get it past cover
19.1
0
Brathwaite to Shenwari, no run, 124ks, length delivery on off, tapped off the back foot into the off-side
18.6
4
Nikita Miller to Rahmat, FOUR, crouches, ensures he gets inside the line of the delivery and uses Nikita Miller's pace to paddle sweep that to the fine leg fence
18.5
1
Nikita Miller to Shenwari, 1 run, drives in the gap through cover, easy single
18.4
0
Nikita Miller to Shenwari, no run, pushed back to the bowler
18.3
1
Nikita Miller to Rahmat, 1 run, eases a single to long-off
18.2
1
Nikita Miller to Shenwari, 1 run, driven away square on the off-side
18.1
0
Nikita Miller to Shenwari, no run, a lovely off-drive, Nikita Miller sticks his left boot to prevent a single

Time for drinks

17.6
0
Brathwaite to Rahmat, no run, closes the bat face and drives to mid-wicket
17.6
1
Brathwaite to Rahmat, wide, short and slipping down leg, past Rahmat's tickle
17.5
0
Brathwaite to Rahmat, no run, fullish on middle and leg, pushed to mid-on
17.4
1
Brathwaite to Shenwari, 1 run, short of length angling in on middle and leg, tucked round the corner
17.3
0
Brathwaite to Shenwari, no run, on the back foot, classic punch
17.2
1
Brathwaite to Rahmat, 1 run, short ball, angling into the ribcage, Rahmat gets inside the line and helps the pull to fine leg. 50 partnership up
17.1
0
Brathwaite to Rahmat, no run, pitched up outside off, Rahmat gets across and drives straight to mid-on
16.6
0
Nikita Miller to Shenwari, no run, driven back at the bowler
16.5
0
Nikita Miller to Shenwari, no run, forward and blocked
16.4
0
Nikita Miller to Shenwari, no run, drifting in towards the pads, Shenwari flicks and picks out square leg
16.3
0
Nikita Miller to Shenwari, no run, 86ks on off-stump, punched back to the bowler
16.2
0
Nikita Miller to Shenwari, no run, just a gentle push down the pitch
16.1
1
Nikita Miller to Rahmat, 1 run, sliding in towards off-stump, punched down to long-on
15.6
1
Brathwaite to Rahmat, 1 run, good length ball outside off, angled away past the diving backward point fielder
15.5
1
Brathwaite to Shenwari, 1 run, short and at the body, Shenwari swivels and pulls it backward of square leg, Hetmyer keeps it to one
15.4
1
Brathwaite to Rahmat, 1 run, dug in and Shah pulls it to deep square leg
15.3
0
Brathwaite to Rahmat, no run, fuller and outside off, Shah drives it straight back and big Ricky gets a hand on it in his followthrough
15.2
0
Brathwaite to Rahmat, no run, angled in and Shah drives with a closed bat face to mid-on
15.1
0
Brathwaite to Rahmat, no run, back of a length just outside off, Shah blunts it to backward point
14.6
0
Nikita Miller to Shenwari, no run, closer to the stumps and Shenwari blocks it back
14.5
1
Nikita Miller to Rahmat, 1 run, tossed up and Shah eases the drive to long-off
14.4
1
Nikita Miller to Shenwari, 1 run, fraction short and outside off, punched to sweeper cover
14.3
0
Nikita Miller to Shenwari, no run, dropped! That had to be taken. Gayle the culprit. Not short enough to play the cut and Shenwari still went for it, thick outside edge and it deflected of Hope to Gayle at slip. The big guy could not react quickly to catch that. Went in and out
14.2
0
Nikita Miller to Shenwari, no run, dead-batted back down the wicket
14.1
4
Nikita Miller to Shenwari, FOUR, the runs are starting to flow for Afghanistan. Shenwari fetches the flighted delivery from outside off and sweeps it backward of square leg, no one in the deep there to stop that
13.6
4
Brathwaite to Rahmat, FOUR, third boundary of the over and it is an expensive one from Brathwaite. Short and hurrying the batsman on the hook shot, the top-edge flies away fine beating the fielder in the deep
13.5
0
Brathwaite to Rahmat, no run, back of a length close to off, Shah defends it with a straight bat

Slip has been whisked away

13.4
4
Brathwaite to Rahmat, FOUR, glorious! Right of the cricketing manual. Overpitched by Brathwaite and he's made to pay, Shah leans forward and creams the cover drive through cover. No need to run for those
13.3
0
Brathwaite to Rahmat, no run, on a length and outside off, Shah pushes it to point with a nice stride forward
13.2
0
Brathwaite to Rahmat, no run, similar kind of delivery to the previous one, but the line was wider and Shah is sucked into playing at that, beaten on the outside edge. Just a hint of nibble for Brathwaite
13.1
4
Brathwaite to Rahmat, FOUR, lovely piece of timing. Nothing but a forward push and the ball raced away. Fuller and just outside off, Shah eases it straight of mid-off and Holder does not even bother to chase that
12.6
1
Nikita Miller to Rahmat, 1 run, hammered to long-off
12.5
1
Nikita Miller to Shenwari, 1 run, goes with the arm, takes a thick inside edge through backward square
12.4
0
Nikita Miller to Shenwari, no run, defended from the crease
12.3
1
Nikita Miller to Rahmat, 1 run, punched down to long-off
12.2
0
Nikita Miller to Rahmat, no run, dances down and drives it back
12.1
0
Nikita Miller to Rahmat, no run, quicker on the stumps, stonewalled
11.6
0
Brathwaite to Shenwari, no run, back of a length angled in, tapped to mid-on
11.5
0
Brathwaite to Shenwari, no run, short of length outside off, chopped in front of backward point
11.4
1
Brathwaite to Rahmat, 1 run, short and outside off, Shah upper cuts it to third man
11.3
0
Brathwaite to Rahmat, no run, back of a length around off, blocked
11.2
0
Brathwaite to Rahmat, no run
11.1
0
Brathwaite to Rahmat, no run

Carlos Brathwaite, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

10.6
1
Nikita Miller to Rahmat, 1 run, an extension of the forward push and the ball rolls away to long-off
10.5
1
Nikita Miller to Shenwari, 1 run, fraction short and Shenwari punches it to sweeper cover
10.4
0
Nikita Miller to Shenwari, no run, nudged gently in front of mid-wicket, sent back on the single
10.3
0
Nikita Miller to Shenwari, no run, nice and slow from Miller, Shenwari drops it dead near his feet
10.2
1
Nikita Miller to Rahmat, 1 run, comes down the track and eases the flighted delivery to long-off
10.1
1
Nikita Miller to Shenwari, 1 run, drifting in with the arm, tucked in front of square on the leg-side

Nikita Miller, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

9.6
1
Keemo Paul to Shenwari, 1 run, push and run and Holder at mid-off was more than happy to concede the single, just sits back and allows the ball to come to him
9.5
0
Keemo Paul to Shenwari, no run, back of a length and Shenwari is on the walk as he taps it to cover
9.4
2
Keemo Paul to Shenwari, 2 runs, fullish and outside off, Shenwari eases into the drive and places it wide (left) of mid-off, two more
9.3
0
Keemo Paul to Shenwari, no run, back of a length on off, stonewalled
9.2
1
Keemo Paul to Rahmat, 1 run, shortens the length and is pulled away to fine leg
9.1
0
Keemo Paul to Rahmat, no run, fuller and outside off, Shah push-drives it to mid-off
8.6
0
Holder to Shenwari, no run, wide outside off and Holder gets away with it, Shenwari moved across and let it go, looked at the umpire for an extra and gets nothing in return
8.5
0
Holder to Shenwari, no run, oh! This short of length delivery keeps coming into the Shenwari, who was trying to evade it, the ball thuds into the glove and drops well short of Gayle at first slip
8.4
2
Holder to Shenwari, 2 runs, this time connects with the short of length delivery, gets on top of it and plays a controlled pull past the square leg umpire, two added
8.3
0
Holder to Shenwari, no run, fuller and around off, defended back
8.2
0
Holder to Shenwari, no run, shortens the length and Shenwari is on the hop to tuck it round the corner, misses and is struck on the tummy
8.1
0
Holder to Shenwari, no run, back of a length close to off, Shenwari greets it with a straight bat
7.6
0
Keemo Paul to Rahmat, no run, short of length outside off, ignored
7.5
0
Keemo Paul to Rahmat, no run, back of a length around off, Shah blocks off the back foot
7.4
2
Keemo Paul to Rahmat, 2 runs, full and angled in, flicked elegantly through mid-wicket for a couple
7.3
1
Keemo Paul to Shenwari, 1 run, short and at the body, Shenwari swivels and gloves the pull to fine leg
7.2
0
Keemo Paul to Shenwari, no run, hint of inward movement and Shenwari does not account for it, the drive through the off-side takes the inside edge and rolls to mid-wicket
7.1
0
Keemo Paul to Shenwari, no run, on a length and outside off, Shenwari lifts his bat and lets it go
6.6
1
Holder to Shenwari, 1 run, drifting down leg and Shenwari glances it to fine leg
6.5
4
Holder to Shenwari, FOUR, good fast hands from Shenwari. On a length and outside off, no real foot movement from Shenwari as he drives on the up and places it square on the off-side, the timing takes care of the rest
6.4
0
Holder to Shenwari, no run, missed out there. Short and wide outside off, Shenwari cuts and misses. He went a bit too hard
6.3
0
Holder to Shenwari, no run, back of a length around off, Shenwari bunts it into the off-side
6.2
1
Holder to Rahmat, 1 run, very full and outside off, Shah drives it straight to cover and a casual Samuels lets it through, cost him only a single
6.1
1
Holder to Shenwari, 1 run, Shenwari jumps and tucks the short of length delivery to the vacant mid-wicket region
5.6
0
Keemo Paul to Rahmat, no run, maiden! Excellent over from the young man. Finishes with a back of a length delivery around off, Shah knocks it to cover
5.5
0
Keemo Paul to Rahmat, no run, and again.. After the first couple of deliveries he's looked fairly compact
5.4
0
Keemo Paul to Rahmat, no run, once more right behind the line is Shah to keep it out
5.3
0
Keemo Paul to Rahmat, no run, back of a length on off, Shah is back and across to block
5.2
0
Keemo Paul to Rahmat, no run, loud shout for caught behind. Hope and Paul went up in unison. Umpire Gough stays unmoved. That looked close and there was a sound as ball past bat. Back of a length in the channel of uncertainty, Shah looks to defend off the back foot and is beaten. Not sure what the noise was
5.1
0
Keemo Paul to Rahmat, no run, nagging line from Paul. In the corridor just outside off, Shah is lured into the forward defensive and the ball then nibbles away to beat the outside edge
4.6
0
Holder to Shenwari, no run, curling away from short of length, Shenwari lets it pass
4.5
3
Holder to Rahmat, 3 runs, much better from Shah. Rides the bounce on the short of length delivery and punches it square on the off-side, Hetmyer got a hand on that and it took the pace off the ball, three taken
4.4
0
Holder to Rahmat, no run, on a length and outside off, Shah drives on the up and finds the mid-off fielder in the way
4.3
0
Holder to Rahmat, no run, tentative poke. Similar delivery to the previous one, but Shah reckons he needs to have a feel for the ball, leaves his bat hanging away from the body and is beaten
4.2
0
Holder to Rahmat, no run, short of length outside off, Shah watches it sail past him

Samiullah Shenwari, right handed bat, comes to the crease

4.1
0
Holder to Mohammad Shahzad, out Caught by Rovman Powell!! Horrible! Reckless and put any other adjective to that shot. Yes, he plays like that, but when your team needs you, there should be more responsibility. Advances down and Holder smartly keeps it outside off, Shahzad had to reach out and in the end could only manage a cue-end to mid-off. A skier for Powell which he takes without any fuss. Afghanistan in trouble. Mohammad Shahzad c Rovman Powell b Holder 8(12) [4s-1]

Holder to Mohammad Shahzad, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

3.6
1
Keemo Paul to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, fuller and on the stumps, Shahzad drives it past his partner, Bishoo tumbles across from mid-on to keep it to a single
3.5
0
Keemo Paul to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, short of length around off, Shahzad hops and fends it back to Paul
3.4
2
Keemo Paul to Mohammad Shahzad, 2 runs, hint of width and Shahzad feeds on it, slices the loft over extra cover and has to settle with a brace as the ball plugs in the outfield, Holder doing the tidying up job
3.3
0
Keemo Paul to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, half hearted appeal for caught behind, umpire Michael Gough is not interested. Banged in and Shahzad takes it on, the ball keeps climbing and goes over the top-edge. Not close to the bat
3.2
0
Keemo Paul to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, shortens the length but the line keeps Shahzad calm, defended to mid-on
3.1
0
Keemo Paul to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, fuller and on off, Shahzad defends with the bat and pad close together
2.6
2
Holder to Rahmat, 2 runs, edged and a good stop at third man. The second slip was moved wider after the second delivery. If Nurse had stayed put, he would have had a chance to take that. On a driveable length and Shah is sucked into playing at it, bat well away from the body and the outside edge bisects Nurse and Gayle, Brathwaite puts in a full length dive to save two. He seems to have hurt himself and has gone off the field
2.5
0
Holder to Rahmat, no run, in and around off, Shah is back and across to stonewall that
2.4
0
Holder to Rahmat, no run, on a length and bit of wobble in, Shah covers it with a stride forward
2.3
0
Holder to Rahmat, no run, good length ball outside off, Shah presses forward and defends to point
2.2
0
Holder to Rahmat, no run, back of a length close to off, Shah is compact in his back foot block
2.2
1
Holder to Rahmat, wide, Windies need to be more disciplined. Already the fifth wide of the innings. Holder splays it down leg and Shah had no chance of making contact, too far down
2.1
0
Holder to Rahmat, no run, short of length just outside off, Shah rides the bounce and pats it to cover
1.6
1
Keemo Paul to Rahmat, 1 run, bit of space outside off and Shah uses that to steer a single to third man
1.5
0
Keemo Paul to Rahmat, no run, drags back the length and Shah is comfortable with that, blocked
1.4
0
Keemo Paul to Rahmat, no run, this is a better line and length. On a length and outside off, Shah is drawn into the forward push and the ball nibbles away slightly to beat the outside edge
1.4
1
Keemo Paul to Rahmat, wide, sprays it down leg, Shah gets inside the line and misses the glance, wide called
1.3
0
Keemo Paul to Rahmat, no run, closer to off-stump from short of length, Shah is right behind the line to defend
1.2
0
Keemo Paul to Rahmat, no run, back of a length and curling away outside off, Shah lifts his bat and lets it go

Rahmat Shah, right handed bat, comes to the crease

1.1
0
Keemo Paul to Javed Ahmadi, out Lbw!! First legal ball and Paul strikes. That looked plumb. Not sure why Shahzad was shaking his head at the other end. Good length ball nips back in, Ahmadi is on the move and is beaten on the inside edge, rapped right in front of off-stump. Umpire Gough thought for a split second and raised his finger. Just the start Windies would have wanted while defending this low score. Javed Ahmadi lbw b Keemo Paul 1(2)

Keemo Paul to Javed Ahmadi, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

1.1
1
Keemo Paul to Javed Ahmadi, wide, the debutant starts with a wide outside off, pitches well away and shapes away further

Keemo Paul, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

0.6
0
Holder to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, rising from a length, Shahzad hops across and blocks
0.5
0
Holder to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, fuller just outside off, Shahzad waits in his crease and tilts his bat to defend it into the off-side
0.5
1
Holder to Mohammad Shahzad, wide, more swing for Holder. Drifting down leg, has to reload
0.5
1
Holder to Mohammad Shahzad, wide, sliding down the leg-side, called a wide
0.4
4
Holder to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, typical Shahzad slog. Sees a length around off, gets under it and smacks it straight down the ground
0.3
1
Holder to Javed Ahmadi, 1 run, full and shaping away outside off, Ahmadi gets a soft outside edge. Rolls away to third man
0.2
1
Holder to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, first runs for Afghanistan and Shahzad. Shortish from Holder, Shahzad rolls his wrists and controls the pull behind square
0.1
0
Holder to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, on a length and swinging away outside off. Shahzad raises his bat and leaves

Mohammad Shahzad and Javed Ahmadi are at the crease. Mohammad Shahzad is on strike. Holder will open the attack